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    Ray Pfeiffer, 9/11 Advocate, RIP

    By Michael Barasch

    Most of the 9/11 community has already heard the sad news about FDNY Ray Pfeiffer’s passing. For 8 years, Ray, fought a heroic battle against cancers that were linked to the WTC toxic dust. Despite crippling pain, he didn’t let his illnesses stop him from making dozens of trips to Congress, demanding that it pass […]

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    What Does the New VCF Cap on Cancer Awards Mean for 9/11 Survivors?

    By Michael Barasch

    When Congress reauthorized the Zadroga Act, renewing the Victim Compensation Fund for five years, some substantive changes were made. The new law places a cap on pain and suffering awards for cancer at $250,000 and for non-cancer illnesses at $90,000. But that does not mean new claimants will necessarily receive lower awards than previous claimants […]

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    Michael Barasch Interviewed on LaborPress “Blue Collar Buzz”

    By Michael Barasch

    Attorney Michael Barasch, Managing Partner of the law firm Barasch & McGarry, and Richard Alles, former legislative director for the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, report that the last three years have seen a three-fold increase in 9/11-linked cancers. The October 25, 2016 Edition of the Labor Press’ “Blue Collar Buzz” radio show highlighted their ongoing […]

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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    Zadroga Act Rule Changes Seek to Reduce Burden on Claimants

    By Michael Barasch

    When the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization Act went into effect last December, Congress charged the Justice Department with writing a rule to implement it. The Attorney General appointed Sheila L. Birnbaum as Special Master, and Ms. Birnbaum recently published the Interim Final Rule for the VCF. Potential claimants should be aware […]

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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    Reauthorized Zadroga Act Changes Deadline and Eligible Conditions

    By Michael Barasch

    *** UPDATE: Since the date of this blog post, the deadline for filing a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund has been extended until December 18, 2020. *** When Congress passed the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization Act on December 18, 2015, it made certain changes to the substance of the law. […]

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    Zadroga Act Special Master Publishes Interim Final Rule

    By Michael Barasch

    When Congress voted to reauthorize the Zadroga Act, it charged the U.S. Department of Justice with the task of writing regulations for its implementation and assigned statutory deadlines for completion. The Attorney General selected Sheila Birnbaum to serve as Special Master for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, overseeing its implementation. At Barasch & McGarry, […]

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